Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Excerpt Tour: Intimate Journeys by SS Hampton Sr

Intimate Journeys
by SS Hampton Sr


GENRE: Erotic Sci-Fi Fantasy Romance



The most intimate journeys, though they are polar opposites, involve the unparalleled pleasures of sex and the inevitable unknown of death. Both are an experience unlike anything else: one is sought by everyone, while the other is avoided by everyone - for as long as they can. Sometimes these polar opposites complement each other.


EXCERPTS (Exclusive Excerpt):

“The Christmas Queen,” Intimate Journeys

“Christmas family gatherings are highly overrated,” Jasper Rust grumbled as the brittle grass along the edge of the icy road snapped and cracked under his hiking boots.

The fog that drifted across the barren, snow-covered fields from the nearby brown forest toward the Red River resembled an ocean; sometimes a deep trough revealed the icy ground underfoot, while at other times towering swells hid the deep blue sky where scattered snow and ice clouds drifted.

“Thank God.” He smiled with relief as a swell drifted past him, and he saw the old four-story, red-brick bell tower of the Hernando De Soto Railway Station above the bare skeletal trees.

His smile disappeared as thick, snowy, foggy-gray fingers boiled up from the forest and spread across the gray, cloudy sky. More fog flowed across the fields, swirled around his legs, rose to his chest, and engulfed him within a silent, suffocating twilight.

* * * *

Going home to spend Christmas with his family and fiancée sounded so simple although it made for a long day. Fly out of Boston to Charlotte, then to Dallas-Fort Worth, and from there to Texarkana; each stop with a multi-hour layover, so he wouldn’t arrive until the late evening. Even so, his fiancée, Laura Mae Hooker, was going to meet him in Texarkana. They hadn’t decided whether to spend a lusty night at an airport motel and leave in the morning for Winona, Arkansas, on the west bank of the Red River, or drive back that night…


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Stan Hampton, Sr. is a full-blood Choctaw of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a divorced grandfather to 13 grandchildren, and a published author, photographer and photojournalist. He retired in 2013 from the Nevada Army National Guard with the rank of Sergeant First Class; he previously served in the active duty Army, and the Army Individual Ready Reserve (mobilized for the Persian Gulf War). He enlisted in the Nevada Army National Guard in October 2004, after which he was mobilized for Federal active duty for almost three years. Hampton is a veteran of Operations Noble Eagle and Iraqi Freedom, with deployment to northern Kuwait and several convoy security missions into Iraq.

He has had two solo photographic exhibitions and curated a multi-media exhibit. His writings have appeared as stand-alone stories and in anthologies from Dark Opus Press, Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy, Melange Books, Musa Publishing, MuseItUp Publishing, Ravenous Romance, and in Horror Bound Magazine, The Harrow, and River Walk Journal, among others.

As of April 2014, after being in a 2-year Veterans Administration program for Homeless Veterans, Hampton is officially no longer a homeless Iraq War veteran.

In May 2014 he graduated from the College of Southern Nevada with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Photography – Commercial Photography Emphasis. He has been studying at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with in a double major in Art and English. He recently returned from spending a cold, rainy Spring 2017 semester studying at a university in southwestern France in the shadow of the Pyrenees Mountains.

After 16 years of desert in the American Southwest, and Southwest Asia, he still misses the Rocky Mountains, yellow aspens in the fall, running rivers, and a warm fireplace during snowy winters.
Hampton can be found at:

Barnes and Noble

Dark Opus Press

Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing

Melange Books

MuseItUp Publishing Author Page UK Author Page

Goodreads Author Page



The author will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win

  2. I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me so thank you for the reveal!

  3. Good morning everyone.

    First, thank you for hosting this tour stop. I appreciate the opportunity.

    To everyone who has visited so far, thank you. And if you enjoyed the excerpt, thanks! Also, good luck during the upcoming drawing.

    Have a great week and weekend everyone!


  4. Great excerpt, and the cover is so beautiful.

  5. I have enjoyed following this tour and look forward to checking out this book!